Archive for September, 2010

The Aeroplane Film Review: The A-Team

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

The problem with remakes, especially of nostalgically remembered classics, is that they often over-play the ingredients of the classic to the point where they dominate the modern version and the cake as a whole does not taste good. I recently caught an episode of the original TV series and it was preposterous—helicopter gun fights over […]

BCS Magazines: All Gloss, No Substance

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

I have been a member of British Computer Society (BCS) since undergraduate when the regular magazines from BCS gave me a glimpse into how working in IT might involve more than than the algorithms and computational theory being taught in lectures. In recent times I find it is rare that the BCS’s increasingly glossy publication, […]